Dear Members of the Alumni Association,
It is my great hope that I will see many of you at our annual meeting in New York City on April 5, 2017. During this year’s meeting, we will not only celebrate this year’s Alumni Association Award winner, John Shattuck ’61, but will also elect the association’s next leaders. Let me remind you that you need not have ever attended an event or given a penny to the School to be a member of the association. If you spent a portion of your formative years in Millville, you’re in and we want you to take part! In my conversations with alumni over the past six months, I have learned that many of us are unfamiliar with the workings of the association. As you’ll want to be clear on the who’s who when you find yourself at the annual meeting, I would like to share:
“A Crash Course on the Key Players of the Alumni Association of St. Paul’s School”
First, there is the board of directors. The leadership of the association lies with the Board of Directors which includes form directors, who serve for a five-year period between reunions, and a small group of directors-at-large, appointed to three-year terms by the association president. You know that it’s the job of your form director to plan a great reunion party, but did you know that every three years, it is also the responsibility of our directors to vote for our president, and executive vice president at the annual meeting?
This is an election year, and we have a great slate of candidates for president of the Alumni Association. Click on the names below for a photo, personal statement, and CV for each of them.
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with these candidates and be in touch with your form director to share your hopes for the future leadership of the Alumni Association!
Rounding out the elected leadership of the association is the chair of the St. Paul’s School Alumni Fund. This role is currently held by Doug Asano ’92 whose term expires in the spring of 2018. (If “fund chair” sounds like fun to you, you might want to throw your hat into the ring for this important job next year.) Importantly the three elected officers also serve on the Board of Trustees, representing the voice of the Alumni Association.
Working with the president, executive vice president and fund chair is the Alumni Association Executive Committee, a group of up to fifteen alumni volunteers, pulled from the ranks of active alumni that is inclusive of, but not limited to, the form directors. AAEC members are appointed to three-year terms coterminous with the president’s. This group of movers and shakers seeks to be diverse and inclusive, representative of the alumni body as a whole. Please talk with a member of the current alumni leadership or the alumni office if you are interested in learning more about the AAEC.
Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions that you may have about the election process. I hope that you will be able to join us in New York and I look forward to seeing you there.
Alisa Barnard ’94
Executive Director, SPS Alumni Association